Texting while driving is a growing trend, that’s dangerous. Proof is in the numbers.
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING CAUSES:
1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council
330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study
11 teen deaths every day – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Fatality Facts
A factor in 25 percent of police reported crashes.
A FEW TIDBITS ABOUT TEXTING WHILE DRIVING:
It’s about six times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated.
It’s the equivalent of driving after four beers, reports the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
The No. 1 driving distraction reported by teen drivers
Takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country.
Slows your brake reaction speed by 18 percent reports the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society.
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Watch this video clip of a new campaign launched to illustrate the importance of not texting while driving.
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Do texting bans or such campaigns work?